Seventh Grade Daily Happenings    2013-2014
Please Note: Assignments and due dates are subject to change.  If changes are made they will be posted in red font color.
Also, live links will be in a different color.  (All book/workbook assignments will be in purple)

Template

Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Classwork: Classwork:  Classwork: Classwork: Classwork:
Homework: Homework: Homework: Homework: Homework:
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June 2 - June 6

Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Classwork:
Go over Gram Stain Results
Tim and Moby "Antibiotic Resistance" and "AIDS"
Finish "Understanding Bacteria" and go over answers.
Classwork: Check Brain Primers (44 pts)
Learn about the "Bends"
Bunsen Burner Safety
"Crush the Can" lab
Classwork: Plants, plants, plants!
Watch "The Seedy Side of Plants" 
Classwork: Sign yearbooks!
Minimum day!
Classwork: Enjoy your summer :)
Homework: Bring a soda can tomorrow!
Homework: None!
Homework: None!
Homework: None!

Daily Target/Brain Primer:
Target: Students will be able to describe some of the differences between various types of protists.

B.P.: Protists are in domain _____ because they are cells with a nucleus.  They are classified in different phyla based mainly on the way they ______.

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:
Target: Students will describe how pressure affects the human body at different elevations.

B.P.: Why do your ears hurt when you dive to the bottom of a swimming pool? (8-12ft)

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:
Target: Students will know about some of the crazy things that plants do.

B.P.: What is the difference between a fruit and a vegetable?
Daily Target/Brain Primer: None

May 26 - 30

Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Classwork: No School!
Classwork: Check 9-1
Tim and Moby "Vaccines"
Introduction to Bacteria, ISN page 266
Read "
Bacteria Bite Back Article" ans. ?'s in ISN pg. 267-268. (Questions Here) due Friday.

Classwork: Check 9-2 and 9-3
Tim and Moby "Bacteria"
Learn how to Gram Stain (PDF Here) ISN page 269
Start "Understanding Bacteria" video Ans. ?'s in ISN pg. 270
GramStain Process Graphic
Classwork: Gram Stain Lab, data in ISN page 271
**Wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty!
Classwork: Turn in textbooks!
Check Bacteria Bite Back Questions
Protist Day!
  • Watch video, "Life in a Drop of Water"
  • Observe pond water, can you identify some of the protists?  (Draw 4 pictures in your ISN page 272)

Homework: 9-1 due tomorrow
9-2 and 9-3 due Weds.
Bring textbook Friday (so you need to find it...)
Homework: 9-2 and 9-3 due tomorrow
Bacteria Bite Back due Friday
Bring textbook Friday
Homework: Bring textbook Friday.
Bacteria Bite Back due Friday
Homework: Bring textbook tomorrow.
Bacteria Bite Back due tomorrow
Homework: Bring your book on Monday if you forgot!
Bring a soda can on Tuesday so we can crush it with atmospheric pressure!
Daily Target/Brain Primer: None
Daily Target/Brain  Primer:
Target: Students will be able to explain what antibiotic resistance is and why it is a concern.

B.P.:
Are all bacteria bad?  Explain with an example.
Daily Target/Brain  Primer:
Target: Students will be able to perform the Gram stain lab procedure to identify if unkown bacteria are Gram + or Gram - .

B.P.: 1. What part of your body contains more bacteria than all the people that have ever lived?

2. Why do some bacteria stain red while others stain purple?
Daily Target/Brain Primer:
Target: Students will know why it is important to only use antibiotics if you really need them. 

B.P. : Explain how the misuse of antibiotics can lead to antibiotic resistant bacteria.

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:
Target: Students will be able to describe the characteristics of some of the different types of protists.

B.P.: What important relationship do some bacteria have with some plants?

May 19-23      

Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Classwork: Check and go over Fossil Lab
Fossil Lab Key
Check 8-4
Plate Tectonics Videos and Questions! Answer in ISN page 262-263.

Classwork: Go over answers to Plate Tectonics Questions (Per 4 and 6)
Write your own test questions! (With the answers)
If time, work on workbook sections.
Classwork: Check Intro to Geo. Time
Check 8-5
Review Game!!
Classwork: Chapter 8 Test!
Classwork: Correct test
Tim and Moby "Viruses"
Virus Notes, ISN pages 264-265 (PowerPoint Here)
Virus size Demo
Homework: 8-5 due Wed.
Intro. to Geologic Time worksheet due Wed.
Study for test on Thursday!
Homework: 8-5 due tomorrow
Finish Intro to Geo. Time
Study for test on Thursday!
Homework:
Study for test tomorrow!!
Bring Workbook tomorrow to work on after the test.
 Correct Ans. to Ch. 8 Workbk
Homework: Come in to finish test if you need to.
9-1 due Tues.
9-2 and 9-3 due Wds.
Homework: 9-1 due Tues.
9-2 and 9-3 due Weds.
Daily Target/Brain Primer:
Target: Students will be able to explain the theory of plate tectonics.

B.P.: 1. Name the type of plate boundary shown at spots A, B, and C.
2. Read and Do 1 and 2 (3x)

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:
Target: Students will be able to write their own test questions for Chapter 8.

B.P.: Review! Explain, using terms from the Rock Cycle, how an igneous rock could become a sedimentary rock.
Daily Target/Brain  Primer:
Target: Students will be ready for the Ch. 8 Test

B.P.: Read and Do 1 and 2 (2x) Go over key vocabulary words.

Daily Target/Brain Primer:
Target: Students will be ready for the Ch. 8 Test

B.P.: Review! What is an index fossil?  What is it used for?

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:
Target: Students will know what a virus is.

B.P.: What is a virus?  How many do you think can fit on the head of a pin?

May 12 - 16

Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Classwork: Check Poster Session Notes
Group Participation Grades
Check 8-3
"Every Stone Has a Story" answer on ISN pg. 253
Classwork: Radioactive Dating Notes ISN pages 254-256
Dice Half-life demo (data sheet and ?'s)
Radioactive Dating Review Sheet, ISN 257-258, due Friday
Classwork:Mini Lesson on Atoms
 Tim and Moby "Carbon Dating"
Start Fossil Lab (Stations 1-15), ISN 259-260
Classwork: Turn in Radioactive Decay Dice Demo
Check Answers.
Finish Fossil Lab
If done, work on Intro to Geologic Time worksheet (pg. 252), due 5/21
Classwork: Check 8-4
Check Radioactive Dating Review Sheet
 Tim and Moby "Plate Tectonics" "Continents Adrift" ISN page 261
Homework: 8-4 due Fri.
Homework: 8-4 due Fri.
Radioactive Review due Friday
Homework: 8-4 due Fri.
Radioactive Review due Friday
Homework:Finish Check Radioactive Dating Review Sheet
 8-4 due tomorrow
Study for test (5/22)
Here is the "What to Study" List
Homework: 8-5 due Wed.
Intro to Geo. Time due 5/21
Study for test (5/22)
Daily Target/Brain Primer:
Target: Students will be able to explain what an unconformity is.

B.P. : What is an unconformity?  How does one form?

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:
Target: Students will be able to explain how radiometric dating works.

B.P. : 1. What is the difference between relative and absolute dating?  2. Read and Do 1 and 2.

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:
Target: Students will know that fossils provide evidence of how life has changed over time in response to changes in environmental/geologic conditions.

B.P.: 1. read and Do 1 and 2 (2x)
         2. Write some facts and opinions about the fossil footprints on the overhead.

Daily Target/Brain Primer:
Target: Students will understand that  Carbon dating measures the decay of carbon atoms to determine the age of a specimen.

B.P.: The half-life of carbon-14 is about 6,000 years (actually 5,730). If a sample has 12.5% of the original carbon-14 atoms, how old must it be?

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:
Target:Students will know the difference between an intrusion and an extrusion.

B.P. :
What is the difference between an intrusion and an extrusion?

May 5-9

Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Classwork: Check 8-2
Geologic Time Periods Poster Project (all info at this webpage)
Classwork: Check/Correct the Rock Cycle Review Sheet
Geologic Time Periods Poster Project
*Research Day
Classwork: Go over most missed questions on test.
Geologic Time Periods Poster Project
Finish Research and Start Poster
Classwork: Geologic Time Periods Poster Project
Finish Poster
Classwork: Poster Session (Geologic Time Periods poster due)
Homework: Homework:
Optional: Bring pictures/materials for poster.
Homework: 8-3 due Monday
Opt: Bring pictures/materials for poster.
Homework: Finish poster if needed
8-3 due Monday
Homework: 8-3 due Monday
Daily Target/Brain Primer:
Target: Students will be able to explain the rock cycle.

B.P.: 1. Put pictures Z, Y, and X in the correct chronological order. 2. Label the types of rock found at A, B and C in the picture.

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:
Target: Students  know there have been several mass extinctions throughtout the history of the Earth.

B.P. : 1. How many mass extinctions have there been?  What specific evidence would indicate that mass extinctions have occurred?  Do 1 and 2 on the overhead.

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:
Target:
Students will know the law of superposition and how to apply it to the study of rock layers.

B.P. : Do 1-4 on the overhead.
Daily Target/Brain Primer:
Target: Students will be able to list the 4 eras in Earth's history.

B.P.: What are the 4 eras in Earth's history? Briefly explain what happened in each era.
Daily Target/Brain  Primer:
Target: Students will know basic information about the major time periods in Earth's history.

B.P.: List 3 facts about your time period.

April 28-May 2

Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Classwork: Evolution Review Game!!
Classwork: Evolution Test!
Check Primate Proteins Lab during test
Classwork: Finish Evolution test if needed.
Correct Evolution test.
Intro to Geologic Time Periods"Textbook Tour" ISN pg. 244
Classwork: Check 8-1
Finish Intro to Geologic Time Periods Notes if needed.
Start Rock Cycle Notes (.ppt)
PDF of Slides ISN pgs. 245-247
Classwork:
Tim and Moby "Geologic Time"
Check Textbook Tour
Identify real rock samples.
Rock Cycle Review Sheet (add answers to Rock Cycle Notes)
Start
Intro. to Geologic Time worksheet ISN page 252

Homework:
Primate Proteins Lab due tomorrow
Study/Review for test, use the "What to Study" list from the evolution/Earth history web page.
Extra Credit:
x/c Mile High Mystery
x/c Compton's Encyclopedia Activity
x/c What's in a name?

Homework: Read/Do 8-1, due Thursday
Homework: Read/Do 8-1, due Thursday
Check out this cool time spiral.
Homework: Read/Do 8-2, due Monday
You may want to start studying the "What to Study" list early to prepare for the Earth History Test
Homework: Read/Do 8-2, due Monday
Finish Rock Cycle Review Sheet, due Mon.
Review the Rock Cycle:
     Link to Animation
     Link to MSA site

Daily Target/Brain Primer:
Target: Students will be able to explain the process of evolution by natural selection.

B.P. : Observe the overhead of the undersea swimmers.  Which animals would you say are most unlike the others?  (Hint: they show several characteristics that indicate that their ancestors were land animals)

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:
Target: Students will know that evolution can proceed at varying speeds.

B.P. : What is punctuated equilibrium?

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:
Target:
Students will know the names of some of the major divisions of geologic time.

B.P.: What is the name of the longest period of geologic time?
Daily Target/Brain Primer:
Target:
Students will know what types of criteria help determine how geologic time is divided.

B.P.: About how often do you think the Earth is hit with an asteroid over 6 miles in diameter?
Asteriod in scale to SLO
Daily Target/Brain  Primer:
Target: Students will be able to name the 3 main types of rocks.

B.P.: Name the type of rock shown at spots A, B and C on the overhead.

April 21-25

Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Classwork: Check/Correct "What Darwin Never Knew"  (10pts)
Start Skeleton Stations Lab. (Becominghuman.org info)
Copy of lab station questions
Copy of lab station answer sheet

Classwork: Check Pasta Classification
Cont. Skeleton Stations Lab                  Study for Evolution test (4/29)
Classwork: Continue Skeleton Stations Lab
Classwork: Finish Skeleton Stations Lab (if needed)
Work on the Practice Test if done.  Ans. on binder paper.  Check ans. when done with the key.
Practice Test Key  <-- Don't look until you finish the Practice Test!  It won't help you to discover what you need to study.
Extra Credit Opportunity: 10 points e.c. if you turn in your practice test with correcting marks.
Classwork: Turn in Skeleton Stations lab ans. Sheet. 
Do the Primate Proteins Lab.
Ans. in ISN pg. 242-243.
Click here for a copy of the proteins data table
Homework: Study for Evolution test (4/29) Homework: Study for Evolution test (4/29) Homework: Study for Evolution test (4/29)
Skeleton Stations lab due Friday.
Homework: Finish Skeleton Stations Lab if needed.
Study for Evolution test (4/29)
Homework: Finish Primate Proteins
Study for Evolution test (4/29)
Daily Target/Brain Primer:
Target: Students will learn that many facts can be deduced by studying the bones of humans and hominid ancestors.

B.P. : Do the review problem on the overhead.

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:
Target: Students know that there are many forces that affect the evolution of species.

B.P. : Observe this overhead.  What would be the best title for this overhead?

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:
Target: Students will understand that a "molecular clock" is used to estimate how long ago two species had a common ancestor.

B.P.: Species A and Species B differ in 100 places of DNA.  How long ago did their common ancestor exist if there is 1 change every 100 years?
Daily Target/Brain Primer:
Target: Students will understand that bones can be used to compare modern humans to their ancestors.

B.P.: List the human ancestors in order from most recent to oldest.
Daily Target/Brain  Primer:
Target: Students will be able to explain that evolution is not a march to some pinnacle of greatness.

B.P. : As time goes by, do all species get more and more complex?  Explain.


April 14 - April 18

Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Classwork: Turn in Practice Essay.
Continue "What Darwin Never Knew," answer in ISN pgs. 237-238
Classwork: Finish "What Darwin Never Knew," answer in ISN pgs. 237-238.
Go over answers.
Correct the 18 Fish Classification, ISN pg. 236.
Evolutionary Theory Synopsis
"What Darwin Never Knew" key

Classwork:
Start Pasta Classification Lab (ISN pg. 239-241)  
Classwork: Finish Pasta Classification Lab (ISN pg. 239-241)
Compare branching diagrams and go over answers.
Classwork:Holiday! 
Homework:
Finish Fish Classification
Start studying for Evolution test (4/29)
Homework:
Finish Video Question #30 (essay question)
Picture to help learn the levels of classification
2nd picture to help learn the levels of classification
(just use one of the above, don't try to do both)
Homework:
"What Darwin Never Knew" Essay question (~1 paragraph)
Start studying for Evolution test (4/29)
Homework:
Finish Pasta Classification Lab if needed.
"What Darwin Never Knew" Essay question (~1 paragraph)
Start studying for Evolution test (4/29)
Extra Stuff: Interesting Article on how our beliefs can affect our ablility to absorb new information.
(Why science is so important to help us "see" in new ways)

Homework:
"What Darwin Never Knew" Essay question #30 (~1 paragraph)
Use this article to help you with the essay
Start studying for Evolution test (4/29)
Here is a link for the evolution test "What to Study List"
Extra Stuff: A nice article on Natural Selection including thoughts on the role of competition and altruistic behavior.
Daily Target/Brain Primer:
Target: Students will know that Charles Darwin was not the only person to come up with the idea of natural selection.

B.P.: What is Wallace's Line?

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:
Target: Students will name all the levels of classification.

B.P. : Write down the names of the levels of classification from the top down on overhead 7.62  What similarities and differences can you describe between the two classification overheads?
L44

Daily Target/Brain Primer:

Target:  Students know how to read a branching diagram and understand what it means.

B.P. Read and Do 1 and 2.

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:
Target: Students will understand that branching diagrams are made by looking at the similarities/differences between species.

B.P.: Draw a branching diagram given the following: (Hint: Look at similarities)

# Legs
Edges?
Squishable?
Blobby
0
No
No
Squishy
0
No
Yes
Pointy
0
Yes
No
Daily Target/Brain Primer:
None


April 7 - April 11

Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Classwork:Tim and Moby, "The 6 Kingdoms.   Finish Classy Sheets 1,2 and 3.
ISN pgs.  231-233.  Set up Button Lab - will  put your key in ISN pgs. 234-235.
Classwork: Finish with Classy Worksheets.  Go over answers. 
Finish Button Lab. 
Start the Fish Identification Lab. (if time)  ISN pg. 236.
Great Blurb on Symmetry and Invertebrates
Classwork:Turn in Web Quest!!
  Cont. keying out the fish! put in ISN on page 236. 
Classwork: Correct Classy Sheets (22 points!)
Cont. to key out the fish! , work on 7-5 if you finish early.
Classwork:Check 7-5
 
Start video.  "What Darwin Never Knew"  Answer ?'s in ISN pgs. 237-238.
Homework:
Read and Do 7-5, due Friday
Work on Web Quest (due 4/9)
Essay is due Monday  4/14
Homework:
Web Quest Due Wednesday
Link for web quest site index page
Link for web quest questions page
Homework:
Read/Do 7-5, due Fri
Essay is due Monday 4/14
Use this Key for the Web Quest to check your answers.
Homework:
7-5 due Fri
Work on Practice Essay (due 4/14)
Homework:
 Practice Essay due Monday 4/14.
 (Polar Bears)
Start reviewing for test
Finish Keying out the fish if needed, have your final list ready by Tuesday!
PBS is airing a great series about our connections to species of the past.  Click here for a link to the web site.
Watch and browse if you have some time!
Daily Target/Brain Primer:
Target: Students will know that living things are classified based on shared characteristics.

B.P. : A) Read and Do 1 and 2
          B) Make a classification system for the kingdom of candies!
Daily Target/Brain  Primer:
Target: Students will learn the meaning of the word symmetry and how scientists use this to help classify living things.

B.P.: Write down the definition of symmetry and it's various forms.  Use this to identify the symmetry of organisms 1-13
Daily Target/Brain  Primer:
Target: Students will know how scientists come up with scientific names.

B.P. : Which of the following do you think are real scientific names?  Agra vation, Polemistus chewbacca, Felis catus, Verae peculya, Ba humbugi, Dinohyus hollandi, Draculoides bramstokeri
Daily Target/Brain Primer:
Target: Students will know that living things are classified based on shared characteristics.

B.P. : Look at the overhead.  Which group of living things has the greatest number of species, which has the least?
Link to graphic
Daily Target/Brain  Primer:
Target: Students will know what extinction means.  Students will know the leading cause of extinction.

B.P. : What does extinction mean?  All organisims alive today represent ____%
of all the different things that have ever lived on this planet.  What is the main cause of extinctions?


March 31 - April 4

Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Classwork:Review Sources of Variation/Natural Selection w/ Utah web site slideshow.  (Just watch and listen)
http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/variation/sources/

Take notes on Fossils.  (from ppt presentation) ISN pgs. 226-227
Fossil Notes (power point presentation)
Classwork: Tim and Moby, "Fossils"
Watch the P-H video clip on fossils.(VHS unit 2)
Check Finch and Bird sheet ans.
Finish Fossil Notes
Fossil Slide Viewers Activity w/ ?'s ans. in ISN pgs. 228-229

Classwork:Finish Fossil Slide Viewers Activity w/ ?'s ans. in ISN pgs. 228-229
Introduce the Practice Essay assignment, essay due Monday 4/14.
Click here for a copy of the essay prompt
This information may also be helpful
Here is another essay organizer from Ms. Welker (it's really good!)
Classwork:"Grouping Living Things" watch video and ans. ?'s in ISN pg. 230
Start Classy Creatures Sheets 1,2 and 3.  Ans in ISN pgs. 231-233
Classy Sheets
Check out this great link showing how fish are grouped by evolutionary relationships.

Classwork:Check 7-4.
Go over ans. to "Grouping Living Things Video". 
Cont. work on the Classy Creatures Sheets.
Homework:Finish Finch article ?'s and the bird sheet ?'s. Due Tues.
Read/Do 7-4, due Friday
Web Quest Due 4/9
Link for web quest site index page
Link for web quest questions page

Here is a great article on Darwin and the voyage of the Beagle
Homework:7-4
Web Quest Due 4/9
Homework:7-4
Work on Practice Essay
(due Mon. 4/14)
Web Quest Due 4/9
Homework:7-4
Work on Practice Essay
(due Mon. 4/14)
Web Quest Due 4/9
Everyone check your workbook.  Do your totals match mine?  Make up any missing sections ASAP!
Workbook point totals for periods 4,5, and 6 as of 4/3/2012
Homework:
Work on Practice Essay (due Mon. 4/14)
Web Quest Due 4/9
Daily Target/Brain Primer:Target: Students will understand that a mutation can produce a new adaptation for a speices.

B.P. Use the words mutations and adaptation to explain the situation on the next set of slides.  (May take a paragraph to do well!)

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target: Students will be able to recognize homologous structures.

B.P.  Name the bones shown in the following pictures of a human skeleton and other species.  Are all these bones homologous structures?
Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target: Students will be able to describe how fossils form.

B.P. : Try to name the animals found in the Bone Zone overhead.  ( 1-13)  Do you see any homologous structures?
Daily Target/Brain Primer:Target: Students will be able to list 4 areas of evidence for evolution.

B.P. : List 4 areas of evidence for evolution.
Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target: Students will be able to explain how the different species of Galapagos finches evolved from one ancestral species.

B.P. : Based on what you see on the overhead, come up with a title that aptly describes what it is showing.

March 17 - March 21 

Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Classwork:Last day to work on Evolution Web Quest. (in class)
Classwork: Pass back Genetics Essays. Go over results.
Dogs and Turnips Activity
Classwork:Finish D and T activity, discuss results.
Read Article about Darwin's Finches
ans. ?'s and do bird worksheet.  Put ans. in ISN pgs. 223-224
Link for Finch Article ?'s and Bird Adaptations Worksheet
Review Natural Selection w/ Utah slide show (if time)
Classwork:Bones Quiz
Correct quiz when done.
Cont. w/ ?'s from Darwin's Finches article.
(?'s and bird sheet due Tues. 4/1)
Start Bill Nye video (see Fri.) if time allows.
Classwork:Video, "Bill Nye, Evolution"  Write down 5 facts from video in your ISN. 225
Homework:Finish Evolution Web Quest, due 4/9
Snow Leopard Adaptations (short article)
Homework:Finish Evolution Web Quest, due 4/9
Link for web quest site index page
Link for web quest questions page



Homework:Finish Evolution Web Quest, due 4/9
Study for Bones Quiz!!
Homework:Finish Evolution Web Quest, due 4/9 Homework:Enjoy your Spring Break!
Finish Evolution Web Quest, due 4/9
Answers to Code Breaker x/c ?'s
Daily Target/Brain Primer:Target: Students will understand how certain adaptations can give individuals a survival advantage.

B.P.  Identify an adaptation of the “peppered moth” species. 

Make a hypothesis:

“I predict the __________ adaptation will avoid predators better and survive to live a reproductive life ?

Link for Activity

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target: Students will be able to explain how hypotheses change when more facts are discovered.

B.P.  Read and Do 1 and 2 on the overhead.
  L22

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target: Students will be able to recognize and explain the importance of homologous structures

B.P.  Describe what you notice about the following pictures.  Are they all homologous structures? Explain

Daily Target/Brain Primer:Target: Students will be able to correctly match the bones of the human body with the correct names.

B.P. Quick!  List the names of the bones that you remember.
Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target:  Students will recognize that each species of organism has variation within its populations.

B.P. An incorrectly copied chromosome, nucleotide, or strand of DNA can lead to an individual of a species with a new/different appearance or phenotype.  This change in DNA is called a ______________.  This new ____________ provides for variation within the species and may help it survive environmental challenges.

March 10 - March 14

Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Classwork:Check 7-2
Start Natural Selection Lab
Adaptations Lab

Classwork: Finish Natural Selection Lab
Sample Adaptations Lab Graph (Flatland)
Classwork:Natural Selection Lab Analysis + graphing.  Compare/discuss class data.
(Start Evolution Web Quest?)
Link for web quest site index page
Link for web quest questions page
Classwork:Check 7-3.  Start Evolution Web Quest. Put in ISN pgs. 215 - 221.
Web Quest Due 4/9

Do 10 ?'s of your choice from each of the 6 "stations" for full credit (60points) or do all the problems (=40 more) for 40 points extra credit!!
Classwork:Check Natural Selection Lab
Check Plant Foldee
Cont. w/ Evolution Web Quest.
Homework:Read/Do 7-3, due Thurs.
Homework:7-3
Work on  lab graphs and ans. lab questions, due Friday
Homework:7-3, Complete lab (w/graphs) due Friday
Homework:Finish lab
Homework:Finish Evolution Web Quest, due 4/9

Daily Target/Brain Primer:Target: Students know the scientific names of 22 bones of the human body. 

*B.P.   What is natural selection?
From textbook (pg. 209)

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target:Students will describe the role of overproduction in natural selection.

B.P. Read and Do 1and 2 on the overhead.
L21

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target: Students will describe the role of variation in natural selection.

B.P.  Read and Do 1 and 2 on the overhead.
  L20

Daily Target/Brain Primer:Target: Students will know 22 bones of the human body

B.P.  List the scientific names of 6 bones of the human body.

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target: Students will be able to describe the importance of the theory of evolution.

B.P.  Read and Do 1 and 2 
           L24

March 3 - March 7 

Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Classwork:Start Ch. 7 and the Nature of Science Review Unit Classwork: Check 7-1.  Cont. with Nature of Science notes and then start Natural Selection Notes. (Fit in the Stack the Cups activity?)
Classwork:Turn in Genetics Essay
Planet Adaptations Stations
Classwork:Finish Planet Adaptations Stations
Introduce the 22 bones to learn, work with a partner and start memorizing.
Set up Plant Adaptations Foldee, maybe start on it?
Classwork:Check/Go over lab. 
Make Plant Adaptations Foldee
Powerpoint of Plant Adaptations

Homework:Read and Do 7-1 , due Tues

Answers for x/c article, "Follow the Drinking Gourd".
Homework:Another Chance for x/c.  Read the article and answer the questions.  We will be referring to epigenetics in Ch. 7.  Also, this is a good example of what we reviewed today - how science really works. (2pts x/c per ? poss) due by Friday 3/14)
Code Breaker (article)
Code Breaker (questions) 
word version
Code Breaker (questions) pdf version
Homework:7-2 due Monday
Homework:7-2, finish lab, start learning your 22 bones.
Here is a good site to learn the bones- it may be more detailed than we need, but still pretty cool.

Here is another great site.  It has a way you can quiz yourself.  Again though, maybe too much detail for us.

Here is another good one.  On this one you can scroll over the bones and then see what they are called.  A good way to quiz yourself. (Some may be more detailed than what we are doing)
Homework:7-2, finish Plant Foldee
Daily Target/Brain Primer:Target:  Students will be able to explain the importance of reserving judgement until all facts are known.

B.P.  Listen to the story of “The Six Who Looked at an Elephant”.  1. Why didn’t the men listen to each other?
2. Why is listening to other people so important?  3. List at least 6 physical and social differences that can shape a person’s world view.

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target:  Students will be able to explain why science is such a powerful way of learning about the world.

B.P. In what ways is the word “theory” in science different from the way it is used in everyday language? 

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target: Students will be able to connect what they have learned about genetics and apply it to evolution.

B.P.  Read and do 1 and 2 on the overhead.
 L28

Daily Target/Brain Primer:Target: Students will be able to make hyupotheses about what adaptations would exist in specific environments.

B.P.  If a trait is not genetic, can it become an adaptation?  Why or why not?
Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target: Students will name the important observations made by Darwin during his voyages (1830’s).  This helped him formulate his “Evolution Theory”.
Theory = well tested, evidence supported hypothesis.

B.P. 
RESEARCH CHALLENGE!!

Turn to page 224-225.

Find the 3 major observations Darwin made during his 1830’s voyage on the Beagle.

February 24 - February 28

Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Classwork:
Go over genetic engineering video ans.    
 Go over  the DNA Fingerprinting ?'s.
Do the Sleuthing Lab, Who Done It?!!

Crime at the Fair Activity (if time)(see 2/21 for link to do for x/c)
Classwork:
Go over DNA fingerprinting article ?'s.
Finish Review sheets (hw if not done by end of class)
Review Game, "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"
Classwork:Genetics II Test (Ch. 6)
Classwork:Finish/Correct(?) Ch. 6 Test.
Lesson on parasites.
Classwork:Project Alert Lesson 4
Grade test if needed, if not we will correct on Monday.
Homework:Review for test
Link for answers to Ch. 6 workbook work:
Page 1
Page 2
Homework:Review for test
Get all review sheets done (due Wed.)
Study for test!! "What to Study"

Answers for review Sheets (set I 6-1)
Answers for review Sheets (set II)
Answers for Crime at the Fair x/c
Homework:Work on essay.  Essays are due Wednesday 3/5.  Remember I need your essay, your pro and con notes ,your general notes and a list of sources sited. Homework:Work on essay.  Essays are due Wednesday 3/5.  Remember I need your essay, your pro and con notes ,your general notes and a list of sources sited. Homework:Work on essay.  Essays are due Wednesday 3/5.  Remember I need your essay, your pro and con notes ,your general notes and a list of sources sited.
Daily Target/Brain Primer:Target:  Students will review and prepare for genetics test. 

B.P. :  Identify each DNA strand on the GEL ELECTROPHORESIS image!!

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target:  Students will be able to explain how the success of the human genome project has been a benefit to gene therapy.

B.P.  Try the sex-linked disorder problem on the following slides.  (Problem #3)

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target:  Students will be ready for the Ch. 6 test. Including the x/c problem.

*B.P.  Do the blood type problem on the following slides.

Daily Target/Brain Primer:Target: Students will be able to explain what a parasite is.

B.P.  What does it mean when we call a person a parasite?

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target:  Students will be able to describe where pressure to use drugs comes from.

B.P.  Ultimately, the final decision about whether or not you will use drugs comes from _________?

February 17 - February 21

Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Classwork: Holiday!!
Classwork: Tim and Moby, "Stem Cells"
Finish video on GM Foods. (if needed)
6-1 review sheets (51 and 52 ) are due! (go over answers)
Ch. 6 pgs. 51 & 52 Key
Do Pedigree sheet II for review +
Start on Ch. 6 Review sheets Set II, ISN pgs. 198-202
Genetics II Test (Ch. 6) next Wednesday 2/26
Genetics essays due Wed. 3/5
Classwork:Watch, P-H DVD #4 on Modern Genetics
Genetic Engineering Video w/ ?'s. ISN pg. 203
Work on review sheets if time

Classwork:Meet the amazing Sewer Slugs!
Read DNA Fingerprinting article and ans. ?'s in ISN pg. 204-205
Classwork:Ans. the "Solving Crimes" w/DNA article ?'s (ISN pg.  204-205)
Work on the Ch. 6 Review Sheets.
Homework:Extra Credit: Read article below and answer questions.  2 points for each question answered!  (up to 20 points)
Follow the Drinking Gourd, about how humans developed the ability to drink milk as adults.
Questions to answer. (1-10)
Homework: Pedigree sheet II and Review sheets. (all due Tuesday 2/25)
Cont. research at home and/or work on essay.   Do the cloning game for x/c
(see 2/10 for link)









Homework:Cont. research at home and/or work on essay.  
Patenting Pathogens article (may help with essay)
Here is another interesting article on printing body parts.  Can you think of ways to combine genetic engineering with this technology?


Do the cloning game for x/c


Homework:Cont. research at home and/or work on essay.   Do the cloning game for x/c
Start reviewing for Ch. 6 test,
Study for test!! "What to Study"
Homework:Cont. research at home and/or work on essay.   Do the cloning game for x/c
Finish the ?'s that go with the DNA fingerprinting article if needed.  (due Monday)  Start reviewing for Ch. 6 test.  Use the "What to Study"
Option:  Do the "Crime at the Fair" Activity for extra credit.  Ans. on a separate sheet of binder paper.
Daily Target/Brain Primer: Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target:  Students will be able to explain what DNA fingerprinting is and why it can be so accurate.

B.P.   What is the human genome project?  What is the current total # of genes in the human genome?  How does this # relate to the predicted # ? (from before the project)

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target: Students will be able to demonstrate the importance of backing up arguments with facts.

*B.P.   If everyone’s fingerprints are unique, what do you think is more likely: Fingerprint patterns are determined by, 
one pair of alleles
b) multiple alleles
c) multiple genes
d) sex-linked genes

Daily Target/Brain Primer:Target: Students will be able to explain what cloning is.

*B.P. Even if multiple alleles for a trait exist in the population (ex. Blood types) each person can only have ___ alleles at a time because _____________________.

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target: Students will describe how bacteria are used in genetic engineering.

*B.P.  Briefly describe how bacteria are used in genetic engineering.  Why are bacteria used?  (What are some of the advantages?)
(Hint: Be able to list the steps from the diagram on pg 208 in the textbook)


February 10 - February 14

Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Classwork:
Tim and Moby. (save for later)
Take notes on Cloning (ppt) put in ISN pgs.193-194 
Watch, P-H DVD #4 on Modern Genetics (save for later)
Watch, "Eyes of Nye, Cloning", make a pro and con list while you watch the video. ISN pg. 195. 
Click here to go to cloning game.  Print out finished game for x/c!! 
(choose the "Click and Clone" game)
Also, you should book mark this site.  It will be a great resource for your essay research.


Classwork: Check 6-3
Tim and Moby, "Cloning"
Cont. w/ Cloning  notes and videos
To learn more about telomeres and cell division read this info.
Work on the 6-1 Review Sheets
and/or work on your DNA model.
Classwork:Genetics Essay Research Day
Share a computer with students interested in the same prompt as you.  Work together to gather research notes.

Read more about cloning extinct species in this wonderful National Geographic article.
Classwork:Genetics Essay Research Day
Share a computer with students interested in the same prompt as you.  Work together to gather research notes.
You will probably need more time to research.  You may come in at lunch and use class computers or use the library or work at home.  Remember essays (and notes!) are due March 5th.
Classwork: Fact vs. Opinion Activity, ISN pg. 196 
Bill Nye, The Eyes of Nye, "GM Foods"  Make a pros and cons list of facts from the video. ISN pg. 197
Homework:Read/Do 6-3, due Tuesday Homework: Homework:Essay
6-1 review sheets (51 and 52 ), due Tues
Homework:Essay
6-1 review sheets (51 and 52 )due Tues
Homework:Essay
6-1 review sheets (51 and 52 )due Tues
Daily Target/Brain Primer: Target: Students will be able to explain what a karyotype is.

B.P. What is a karyotype?  What is it good for?

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target: Students will be able to describe some of the pros and cons of engineering.

*B.P. Do review problems 1 and 2 on the overhead.  pg.(L15)

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target:  Students will be able to describe some of the methods used by people to produce desirable traits in selected organisms.

*B.P. What is the difference between inbreeding and hybridization?

Daily Target/Brain Primer:Target: Students will be able to describe how the process of cloning amimals works.
*B.P. What is genetic engineering?  Give an example of how it is done.
Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target: Students will learn more facts about genetics that they can use in their essay.

B.P.   Look at the next slide and determine which are possible causes are for a genetic disorder!


February 3 - February 7

Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Classwork:Check 6-2
Check/Correct Color-Blindess ?'s.
Go over ans. to video ?'s.

Introduce the Genetics Unit Essay (due 3/5)
Essay Directions (And help!)

Any free time in class this week should be used for Work on 6-1 review sheets, ISN 187-188.



Classwork:Notes on Pedigrees ISN pgs 189-190.
Work on Pedigree Sheet Royal Family.  Ans. in ISN pg. 191-192.
Any free time in class this week should be used for Work on 6-1 review sheets, ISN 187-188.

Classwork: Start Pedigree Investigation Activity
Pedigree Activity (Class materials)
Any free time in class this week should be used for Work on 6-1 review sheets, ISN 187-188.
Pedigree Sheet Royal Family Key
Classwork:Finish Pedigree Activity
Any free time in class this week should be used for Work on 6-1 review sheets, ISN 187-188. Due Soon
Classwork: Turn in Pedigree Activity and Conclusion.
Finish going over genetics essay assignment.
  Start/Cont. on 6-1 Review sheets. Due Soon.
Homework:
Work on 6-1 review sheets, ISN 187-188. Due Friday!
Homework:
Work on 6-1 review sheets (51 and 52 )
Review sheet 51    Review sheet 52  review sheets and pedigree sheet Royal Family. (due Wednesday)
Homework:
6-1 review sheets(due Friday)
Homework:6-1 review sheets(due Friday)
Pedigree Activity Conclusion. (due Friday)
Read/Do 6-3, due Tuesday
Homework: Work on Genetics Essay
Read/Do 6-3, due Tuesday
Daily Target/Brain Primer:
Target:  Students will be able to explain why a mutation that causes mal-formed blood cells has persisited in the population.

B.P. Read the over about sickle-cell anemia and answer the 4 questions on the overhead.

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:
Target:  Students will know the uses of a pedigree and be able to interpret one.

B.P.  Two people have a 50% chance of having a child with blue eyes.  Theyhave four children. None of them have blue eyes!  How is this possible?

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:
Target: Students will be able to explain what a Genetic Counselor uses pedigrees for.

B.P. Look at the pedigree drawn on the overhead.  List 3 facts about the family that the pedigree shows.
Daily Target/Brain Primer:
Target:
Students will be able to explain what a Genetic Counselor uses pedigrees for.

B.P. Think back to Protein Synthesis. How are pedigrees and proteins related? (Hint: Include mutations.)
Daily Target/Brain  Primer: Target:  Students will be able to solve sex-linked genetic disorder problems.

B.P. Solve the following sex-linked genetic disorder problem(s):(will be in ppt.)



January 27 - January 31

Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Classwork:Student(s)  present Nobel Prize presentation?  Finish the Genetics I test.  Correct the test.  Start notes on Blood Types in ISN pgs.  181-183.
Classwork:
Finish (Start) notes on Blood types
Classwork:Do the Blood Typing Activity.
Blood Typing Activity Sheet
Classwork:
Check 6-1
Read Color-Blindness article.  Ans. ?'s in ISN pgs. 184-185

Classwork:Finish Color-Blindness Article ?'s.  Notes and Video on sex-linked traits.  ISN pg. 186. Work on 6-1 review sheets.(if time, not due until next Fri.) Ans. in ISN pgs. 187-188.
Homework:6-1 due Tues. (now Thursday)
Homework:Read and Do 6-2, due Monday
6-1 due Thurs.
Homework:Try the more involved blood typing game at home if you like.  (see link from genetics unit page or above)(You will need to set up an account)
6-1 due Thursday
6-2 due Monday

Homework:6-2 due Monday
Homework:6-2 due Monday
Daily Target/Brain Primer:Target:  Students will be able to name the 4 types of blood found in humans.

B.P.   Do the review genetics problem on the overhead.
 (pea plant overhead w/ seed problem)

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target:  Students will be able to name at least 1 gene that is controlled by more than 2 alleles.

B.P.  What is your blood type?  Can you name the 4 main types of blood?

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target:  Students will be able to explain the danger of mixing incompatible blood types.

B.P.  Do 1 and 2 on the overhead.

Daily Target/Brain Primer:Target:  Students will be able to explain the danger of mixing incompatible blood types. 

B.P. Study the test tubes on the overhead.  Can you say what type of blood is in each of the tubes labeled 1 – 4?

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target:  Students will be able to explain why some genetic disorders are called sex-linked.

B.P. Do 1 and 2 on the overhead

January 20 - January 24

Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Classwork: Classwork:Check and Correct Punnett sheet III.  Cont. to color in the Transcription and Translation sheet. (due Wednesday)  Then, in teams of 3, do the Protein synthesis activity. 

Classwork:
Finish the Protein Synthesis Activity Sheet
Do the 5-2 & 5-3 Review Sheets put ans. in ISN pg.177-178 .
Do the 5-4 Review sheets in ISN pgs. 177-178
 (if time) Start the Mutations Activity. Put in ISN pgs. 179-180 
Classwork: Check for completed Transcription and Translation Sheet. (both sides done)
Finish Mutations Lab.  (Go over results) Finish Review Sheets.  Study for test.

Mutations Lab Key
Review Sheets Keys
Classwork:Ch. 5 Classical Genetics Test
Homework:Everybody check your 1st Semester workbook totals.  Let me know if it is not correct.  If you did not do well, make an effort to get all your workbook work in for 2nd semester!
Period 4 totals
Period 5 totals
Period 6 totals
Homework:See last Thursday for link to do the online protein synthesis activity for 10 points x/c- a great way to start the new semester!!  (Come in at lunch and do it in class if your computer at home is not working)
Transcription and Translation color - in sheet , due Thursday
Homework:Finish all the Review Sheets, due Friday!  and Study for the Ch. 5 Test.  Use the "What to Study" list to help focus your studies
Transcription and Translation color - in sheet , due Thursday
Homework: Finish all the Review Sheets and Study for the Ch. 5 Test.  Use the "What to Study" list to help focus your studies
Read and Do 6-1, due Tuesday
Homework:Read and Do 6-1, due Tuesday
Daily Target/Brain Primer: Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target: Same as previously.

B.P.  What process is this overhead showing?  In step 2, list one codon and the corresponding anti-codon.  What could happen if there was a change in one of the nitrogen bases on the mRNA?

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target: Students will be able to explain the jobs performed in protein synthesis by mRNA and tRNA.

B.P. Write down the words that you think are in box #3 on the overhead.  (they are covered up) 
 (overhead L27)

Daily Target/Brain Primer:Target:  Students will be able to describe the different types of mutations and how they can effect the proteins.

*B.P. What type of animal did Sutton use in his studies and what did he discover in 1903?

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target:  Students will be able to describe the different types of mutations and how they can effect the proteins. (Same as yesterday)

B.P. Draw a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting DNA and RNA.

Janurary 13 - January 17

Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday- Last day of Semester!
Friday 
Classwork:Cont. Meiosis: Review mitosis.
Add Meiosis Vocabulary to notes(pdf)
Add Meiosis Vocabulary to notes (ppt)
page.Show more animations.  Finish meiosis demo if needed.  Set up the "Look at the Variation
" activity.  ISN pgs. 175-176.
Classwork: Do the ,"Look at the Variation" Activity.  pgs. 175-176.
Check 5-4.
 Work on the "Figure it Out"(Punnett sheet 3) worksheet. Due Thursday.
Classwork:Finish the "Look at the Variation Lab" (gathering data)
Work on the "Figure it Out"(Punnett sheet 3) worksheet. Due Tuesday. (do below as time allows):
 Review meiosis 1 more time!      P-H protein synthesis animation. Put the protein synthesis cards in order!
Do the protein synthesis activity.

Classwork:  P-H protein synthesis animation. Put the protein synthesis cards in order!

Do the protein synthesis activity.
Classwork:Teacher Work Day
Homework:Work on finishing lab if needed.
5-4 is due Tuesday.
Homework:Figure it Out"(Punnett sheet 3) worksheet, due Thursday.
If you did the cat lab for x/c here is the key to see how you did.
Homework:Figure it Out"(Punnett sheet 3) worksheet
Finish the Transcription and Translation Sheet, due Thursday.
Homework:Go to the link below and do the protein synthsis activity.  Print out your finished protein and get 10 points x/c !!
Protein Synthesis Activity
x/c due on Wednesday 1/23.
Homework:Do the x/c activity if you wish.
Daily Target/Brain Primer:Target: Students know that meiosis produces cells that have half the genetic material as the original cell.

B.P. Read and Do 1 and 2 on the overhead.
 L14

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target: Students can demonstrate where genetic information is introduced during meiosis.

B.P. When does meiosis occur in organisms?  During which stages of meiosis do crossing over and segregation occur?
Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target:Target: Students will be able to do any type of dihybrid cross problem.

B.P. Do the dihybrid cross problem on the overhead.  (horses)

Daily Target/Brain Primer:Target: Students will be able to describe the process of protein synthesis.

B.P.  Do the Punnett Square Piggy problem on the overhead.

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:


January 6 - January 10
Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Classwork:
Intro. the Baby or Bugs Lab.  Start the Dihybrid Cross notes.
Classwork: 
Check/Correct Punnett Sheet #2.

Do the "Baby" or "Baby Bug" lab.  (your choice) put data tables in ISN pgs. 166-167.
Classwork:
Finish Dihybrid Cross notes.
Finish "Babies" , finish portrait for homework if needed.
Work on your team's DNA moecule if possible.
Click here for link to powerpoint if you missed it!
Classwork:Turn in "baby" portraits.
DNA Lab    Put answers and data/picture in ISN pg. 171
DNA Lab Directions & Questions

Classwork:Finish DNA Lab ?'s and go over.
Go over the dihybrid cross problem involving the toads.   Start Meiosis: Review mitosis. Show animations.  Watch as Mr. Cossey uses bead models to illustrate the process of meiosis. (You can download notes of this demo to keep for your self)
Put Meiosis Vocab . notes in ISN pgs. 172-174
Meiosis Notes pg 1
Page 2 
Page 3
 Now do the, "Look at the Variation" activity.  (did not have time)
Put in ISN pgs. 175-176 (glue chromosomes on one page and put description/answers on the other page.)
Homework:Read and Do 5-4, due Tuesday 1/14
Do Cat Lab for x/c, dur Thursday 1/10
Finish Punnett Sheet #2, due Tuesday
Homework:Read and Do 5-4, due Tuesday 1/14
Do Cat Lab for x/c, dur Thursday 1/10
Finish your "Baby" portraits and turn in on Wednesday.
Homework:Read and Do 5-4, due Tuesday 1/14
Do Cat Lab for x/c, dur Thursday 1/10
Baby bug or Baby portrait due into in box tomorrow!
Homework:Read and Do 5-4, due Tuesday 1/14
Finish the DNA lab ?'s (ISN pg. 171)
Finish the dihybrid cross practice problem (Cross 2 toads that are both heterozygous for the following 2 traits: Warts(W)/no warts(w), Strong Leaper(L) / Weak Leaper(l). 
Homework:Read and Do 5-4, due Tuesday 1/14
Daily Target/Brain Primer:Target:  Students will know the meaning of the terms genotype and phenotype.

B.P. Review ? – How is a cell membrane formed?  Draw or describe!

Daily Target/Brain  Primer::Target:  Students will understand how letters are chosen to represent different alleles.

B.P. Do 1 – 13  on the overhead.
 3-1 pg.67

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target:  Students will learn how to do a dihybrid cross.

B.P. Do the fish problem on the overhead. Answer questions 1-3.

Daily Target/Brain Primer:Target:  Students will be able to do a dihybrid cross

B. P.  In a Dihybrid cross, we follow the possible combination of alleles that occurs between _____  genes!

How many alleles (versions) of each gene do the offspring get from each parent?

Do the dihybrid cross problem on the overhead.

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target: Students will  be able to explain the difference between mitosis and meiosis.

B.P. What is mitosis?  List the steps. (hint: I.P.M.A.T.C.)

December 16 - December 20

Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Classwork: Check/Correct Flower Parts worksheet.  "The Same but Different" video w/ ?'s.  Go over ans. if time. Copy and Ans. in your ISN pgs. 161-162
Classwork:Check 5-2.   Finish going over video ?'s. (if needed)  Go over flower parts worksheet if not finished on Monday.  Start the Survey of Traits Lab. ISN pg.  163.
Page 1
Page 2
Page 3
Page 4
Classwork:Go over the survey of traits lab.  (Inc. the analysis ?'s.) Watch Tim and Moby,"Probability". Watch Bill Nye, "Probability".  Take notes on Probability put in ISN pg.164 .  Do the Penny Flip activity. (Add data to pg.164 )  Collect data and answer ?'s. Classwork:Watch Tim and Moby, "Heredity".  Laptops!! Do the Reggie Punnett web site worksheet.  Ans. ?'s in your ISN pg 165.   Work on Punnett workshett #1, (the one with the hamsters)
Link to website
Classwork:Check 5-3.  Check/Correct Punnett Sheet #1.  Finish the Reggie Punnett web activity if needed. Finish Genetics Voc. Notes (if needed)  Reggie Key
Try the cat lab! or work on Punnett Sheet #2.
Here is a copy of the cat lab worksheet
(worth 10 points x/c!!)
Check your workbook score.  Make up missing sections over break or work ahead in Chapter 5.
 Page 1 (period 4 and 5)
 Page 2 (period 6)
Homework:None Homework:Read and Do 5-3, due Friday
Finish the survey of traits lab.  (Ans.  2 of the analyze and conclude ?'s.)(you need the data from the white board to ans. one of them)
Homework:5-3 Homework:5-3
Work on Punnett workshett #1, (the one with the hamsters), due Friday.
Reggie Punnett web site ?'s due Friday as well.
Homework:Punnett Sheet #2 , due 1/7.

Finished Cat lab will be due Thursday  for 10 points x/c!!

Daily Target/Brain Primer:Target: Students will explain how Mendel controlled the breeding of his pea plants.

B.P.  Name the parts of the flower #'d on the overhead. 

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target: Students will be able to name 3 pea plant traits that Mendel studied.

B.P.  Name 3 pea plant traits that Mendel studied.

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target: Students will be able to describe the role that probability plays in genetics.

B.P.  What is the definition of probablility?

Daily Target/Brain Primer:Target:  Students will learn how to use a Punnett square in genetics

B.P. .  What are the odds that at least two of us in this room share the same birth day and month?  Let’s find out.  We will line up around the room by birthday!  (Jan. – Dec)

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target:  Students will understand that all people are unique because they all have a unique combination of traits.

B.P.  Do the world famous bean lab!  Follow the directions.

December 9 - December 13

Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Classwork:Check/Correct Cancer Study Guide. Last Day in Class to work on DNA models.  Get with some friends and study for the test.
Read articles below about a healthy diet!
Mediterranean Diet 1
Mediterranean Diet 2
Classwork: 2nd 1/2 of Ch. 4 test.  Covers the Cell Cycle, DNA, and Cancer.
Start Reading 5-1.
Classwork:Project Alert lesson 3
Classwork:Correct Ch. 4 test
Check 5-1
Genetics Vocabulary:Copy vocabulary from powerpoint.  See notes below if you miss any or were absent. Put vocabulary in ISN pgs. 156-158
Copy Genetics vocabulary notes part one
Genetics Vocabualry part 2
Classwork:Finish Genetics Vocabulary.  Start Notes on Plants ISN pgs. 159-160
Homework:Use the "What to Study" list to prepare for the Ch. 4 2nd 1/2 test.  Test will be Tuesday. Homework:Read and Do 5-1.  Due Thursday
Homework:5-1 Homework:Read and Do 5-2 , due Tuesday Homework:5-2    Finish flower worksheet, due Monday .    Use your book, pgs. 392-393 and use these links to help you.
Flower web site 1
Flower web site 2
Go to PHSchool.com type in web code cep 1053 to practice naming flower parts
Daily Target/Brain Primer:Target:  Students will be able to describe the structure of the DNA molecule.

B.P.   At 10 degrees Celcius the onion cell cycle takes 54.6 hours, at 25 degrees Celcius the cycle only takes 13.3 hours. Why the difference?   

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target: Students will be able to list and describe all the stages of mitosis.
B.P. Do the mitosis problem on the overhead
Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target:  Students will be able to list some of the reasons why people drink alcohol and some of the consequences of drinking.

B.P.   Why does alcohol effect a person’s judgement?

Daily Target/Brain Primer:Target:  Students will be able to describe some facts about genetics.

B.P.   Do the T or F quiz on the overhead, 
         1-10.  Record your score .

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target: Students will be able to explain the difference between dominant and recessive alleles.

B.P.  What are alleles?


December 2 - December 6

Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Classwork:Check 4-3. Correct Ch. 4 part I test. Start Ch. 4 part II.  Tim and Moby, "Mitosis"
Cell Cycle Notes, put in ISN pgs. 148-149  More mitosis animations
Do the mitosis demo with the utensils
Practice with mitosis cards.

review mitosis with white boards?
Classwork: Go to computer lab for the onion root tip mitosis activity.
Set up ISN pg. 150 for Onion Root Tip Activity.
Onion Root Tip Activity
Root Tip Template for ISN
Cell Cycle review sheet with 4.4 review sheet on back

Click here to get a copy of the cell cycle notes if you were absent or missed some


Classwork:Check/Go Over  Onion Root Tip Acitvity.
Check/Correct Cell Cycle Review sheet side one. Review Mitosis (animations)          
 DNA Notes, add to ISN pgs.151-152 .  Read about cancer in old book.  Ans. S.G. questions in ISN pg. 153
Classwork:Check 4-4.  Finish DNA Notes Start reading about cancer in old book.  Ans. S.G. questions in ISN pg. 153 Watch DNA replication animations.  Start building DNA models! Classwork:Check/Correct backside of cell cycle sheet.(4.4 review sheet)   Finish the Cancer ?'s.  Start/Continue building DNA models. Answer DNA model Questions in ISN pgs. 154-155.
Homework:Read and Do 4-4, due Thursday. Homework:Read and Do 4-4, due Thursday.
Finish Onion Root tip activity, due Wednesday.
Finish Side One of the Cell Cycle Review Sheet, due Wednesday.
Homework:4-4 due Thurs.  Backside of cell cycle sheet due Friday.
Homework: Backside of cell cycle sheet due Friday.
Finish the Cancer Questions
Due Monday
Homework:Use the "What to Study" list to prepare for the Ch. 4 2nd 1/2 test.  Test will be Tuesday.
Correct all your Ch. 4 workbook work
Finish the Cancer ?'s if needed, due Monday
Daily Target/Brain Primer:Target:  Students will be able to describe what is happening in each of the stages of mitosis.

B.P.    What does DNA stand for?

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target:  Students will be able to describe what is happening in each of the stages of mitosis.

B.P.    What does this overhead show?

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target: Same as previous
B.P. Do the problem on the overhead.
(pg. 8)
Daily Target/Brain Primer:Target:  Students will be able to define what cancer is and describe some of the current methods of treatment.

B.P.    Read and Do 1 and 2.
  L7

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target:  Students will be able to describe the structure of the DNA molecule.

B.P.  Explain the difference between the terms, chromatin, chromatids, and chromosomes.


November 25 - November 29

Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Classwork:Check 83 & 86 Review sheets
Take the Ch. 4 Part I Test.


Classwork: Finish (and corrrect?) the Ch. 4 part I test  (short day today, w/ talent show)
Start Ch. 4 part II.  Tim and Moby, "Mitosis"   More mitosis animations
Do the mitosis demo with the utensils
Practice with mitosis cards. 
(May carry over to 12/2)


Classwork:Vacation!! Classwork:Vacation!! Classwork:Vacation!!
Homework:Read/Do  4-3. (due 12/2) 

Homework:Read/Do  4-3
Check Grades On line.  Use this time to make up missing work!
Homework: Homework: Homework:
Daily Target/Brain Primer:Target:  Students will be able to describe the 2 stages of respiration.

B.P. Describe what happens In the 2 stages of respiration. 

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target:    Students   will be able to describe how stomata help regulate the loss of moisture in plants.

B.P.  What type of plant do you think has more stomata on the bottom of its’ leaves, A or B below?
A    B 

Daily Target/Brain  Primer: Daily Target/Brain Primer: Daily Target/Brain  Primer:

November 18 - November 22

Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Classwork:Work on 4-2.
Correct Cell Parts and Functions Test. (Put off until Tues.)  Check 4-1
Start Notes on Photosynthesis ISN pgs. 144-145 (fill in handout and glue in when done)
Bromothymol Blue Demo lab.  Add to notes
Classwork:Correct Cell Test.  Finish Notes on Photosynthesis. Finish the Bromothymol (photosynthesis) lab.
Watch video, "Photosynthesis" (@3min.)
More on Photosynthesis: Nova Animations, review the law of conservation of matter. 
Classwork:Tim and Moby, "Photosynthesis."  Correct Cells test.
Do the "build the photosynthesis equation" activity.
  Work on Worksheet pages 83 and 86, ans. in ISN pg. 146.  Not due until Monday 11/25.

Classwork:Stomata Lab. Put in ISN pg. 147. Work on the pg. 83 and 86 Review sheets.  Finish the "Build the Photosynthesis Equation" activity.
Stomata Lab page 1
Stomata Lab page 2
Classwork:Check 4-2
Do the Plant Chromatography Lab
Tim and Moby, "Celluar Respiration" and "Autumn Colors" 
Finish any labs/worksheets.  Study for Ch. 4 Part I Test.  (overheads,do more warm-up style ?'s) Quiz each other using the "What to Study" list for this test.  Test will be Monday. 


Homework:Read/Do 4-2 , Due Friday
Homework:4-2, due Friday 
Homework:4-2 and review sheets 83 & 86
Homework:4-2,due tomorrow and review sheets 83 & 86, due Monday. Finish the Stomata Lab (drawings and questions) due Monday.


Homework:Read/Do  4-3, due Monday 12/2.  and review sheets 83 & 86.   Review for Test Monday.  Stomata Lab, due Monday.  Study for test Monday.
Daily Target/Brain Primer:Target: Students will be able to describe the process of photosythesis

B.P.  Look at the picture of the leaf on the overhead.  Name the cell parts that are prominently involved in photosynthesis.

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Targer:Same as previous.
B.P. Fill in the missing words on the overhead.
Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target:Same as previous.
B.P. What gas do plants need to do photosynthesis?

B.P.
Target:  Students will be able to explain why leaves change color in the fall.
 

B.P.  Why do leaves change color in the fall?

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target:  Students will be able to describe all the processes involved in photosynthesis and respiration.

B.P.  Do 1 and 2 on the overhead.
  L6


November 11 - November 15

Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Classwork:Holiday Classwork: Comparing Plant and Animal Cells Lab,  Day 1
Classwork:Check Cell Sheets Set III
Comparing Plant and Animal Cells lab, Day 2  (show blood slide if needed)
Classwork:Cell Parts and Functions Test
Classwork:Teacher in Service
Homework:Study for Cell parts and Functions Test, test will be Thursday Homework:Work on Cell Sheets Set III, due Wed., 11/13
Study for Cell parts and Functions Test, test will be Thursday
Homework:Study for Cell parts and Functions Test, test will be Thursday
Study for Cell Parts and Funcitons Test
Key for cell set III
More cell pictures to study from
Homework:Read and Do 4-1, Due Monday
Homework:
Daily Target/Brain Primer: Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target:  Students will explain the difference between electron microscopes and light microscopes.

B.P.  What 3 parts are covered on the overhead? (1 is shown twice) Which picture, A or B, is from an electron microscope?  Would it have more or less resolution than a light microscope image?  Explain.

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target: Students will review for the cells test

B.P. Use a book to answer 1-5 and 9-15 on the overhead review sheet.

Daily Target/Brain Primer:Target: Students will review for the cells test.
B.P. Name parts A - H on the overhead.
Daily Target/Brain  Primer:


November 4 - November 8

Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Classwork:Finish Onion Cell Lab
Go over Web Quest Assignment and rules to follow while in library computer lab.  Review videos (cells/diffusion) Start work on Cell Parts Sheet Set II.  (if done)  Start work on Cell Review Sheets Set III Ans. in ISN pgs. . Due next Wednesday 11/14.
Classwork: Go over Cell Parts Sheet Set II.
Finish microscope work at lunch. Work on set III.
Finish videos, "Inside The Living Cell" and diffusion video clip.   check out p-h interactives? Ans. ?'s in ISN, go back to open pages @ 120-123?
Show your finished Scopes Lab!
Show how to get to web quest pages

Classwork:Cell Web Quest- In computer Lab
Web Quest - 6 Stations (web sites) put Answers in ISN pgs.135-140   .  Work in computer lab in library.
Links to web sites and web quest questions are on the cell unit page
Classwork:Cell Web Quest- In computer Lab  
If you finish the 6 stations work on:
a) Cell sheets set III , ISN pgs. 131-134
b) Cell City Activity.  Ans. on binder paper = 10 points x/c. 
Classwork:Cell Web Quest- In computer Lab
If you finish the 6 stations work on:
a) Cell sheets set III , ISN pgs. 131-134
b) Cell City Activity.  Ans. on binder paper = 10 points x/c.

Homework:Finish Cell Sheets Set II. (borrow a class set if you can't use the internet- see 11/1 for link)  Start work on Cell Review Sheets Set III Ans. in ISN pgs.131-134 . Due next Wednesday 11/13.
Links for Cell Review Sheets set III and ?'s are on the cell unit page
Homework:Work on Cell Sheets Set III, due Wed., 11/13
Homework:Work on Cell Sheets Set III, due Wed., 11/13 Homework:Work on Cell Sheets Set III, due Wed., 11/13
Work on Cell City-due Thurs. for x/c
Study for Cell parts and Functions Test, test will be Thursday
Homework:Work on Cell Sheets Set III, due Wed., 11/13
Work on Cell City-due Thurs. for x/c
Study for Cell parts and Functions Test, test will be Thursday
Daily Target/Brain Primer:Target: Students will be able to analyze pictures representing diffusion.

B.P.  Do the diffusion problems on the overhead.

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target:  Students will know the differences between diffusion and active transport.

B.P.  Look at A and B on the overhead.  Which is passive transport and which is active transport?  Explain how you know. 
  p7.32 

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target: Students will know  all the parts of both plant and animal cells and what they do to help the cell function.

B.P.  Do the cell review activity on the overhead.
  p95

Daily Target/Brain Primer:Target:  Same as yesterday

B.P.  Try to explain what happened with the toothpicks.

Daily Target/Brain  Primer::Target: Students will know  all the parts of both plant and animal cells and what they do to help the cell function. a) What is one advantage cells gain  by being filled mostly with water?
 b) Starch molecules are formed by  linking long chains of ______  molecules together.   c) What element do all organic  compounds contain? link
 d) How is an electron microscope  different from a light microscope? 
  link    sample images


October 28 - November 1

Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Classwork:Check/Correct Cell Sheet I and II.
Handout Cell Rap Song.
Finish Scopes lab. If you need help use the projected images from Mr. C's scope. (students add drawings into ISN as needed).  Mini lesson on Georges Seurat and Pointillism.
Classwork:  Check 3-3.  Show terms underlined/highlighted in Cell Rap Song. "Sing" the cell rap song.
Write 10 facts from cells video and take notes on atoms and molecules in cells in ISN pgs. 120-123.

Tim and Moby, "Diffusion" (add some notes to your video notes page.)
Do Cell Parts Sheet Set I  Due Thursday.
Try to finish your microscope lab.
Classwork:Diffusion Day!  Demos and Notes.  Put Notes in ISN pgs. 124-126.
a)set up potato rock/flop
b)Cologne/food dye(w/hot water)/vanilla balloon demo
c)Notes - put in ISN pgs (use 3)
d)starch and iodine tubing sausages in solution demo
e)cabbage jello in acid/base demo
f) Video on Diffusion and Osmosis

Classwork:Check and Correct Cell Parts Sheet Set I.  Finish/Start Notes on Atoms and Compounds in Cells.(inc. powerpoint notes)  Start/Finish video on diffusion and osmosis. (did not get to)
Go over Science Essays and Science Experiment Project Results. (did not get to)  Work on Cell Parts Sheet Set II (Ans. in ISN pgs. , animal cell # 1-11 name parts, plant cell # 1-13 name parts.)
Classwork:Check 3-4 
Onion Cell Lab in ISN pgs. 129-130
Also, work on your BandW and color pictures drawings.
Homework:Read/Do 3-3 due Tuesday.
Underline cell parts and functions in the Cell Theory Rap Song, due Tuesday.
Homework:Do Cell Parts Sheet Set I, Animal Cell SheetI    Plant Cell SheetI    Due Thursday.
Read and Do 3-4 , due Friday
Homework:Do Cell Parts Sheet Set I, Animal Cell SheetI    Plant Cell SheetI     Due Thursday.
Read and Do 3-4 , due Friday
Homework:Cell Parts Sheet Set II. (ans. in ISN pgs. )  Due Tuesday
Set II page one      Set II page two
Read and do 3-4, due Friday
Homework: Finish ?'s that go with the Onion Cell Lab 
Cell Parts Sheet Set II. (ans. in ISN pgs. )  Due Tuesday
Set II page one      Set II page two
Daily Target/Brain Primer:Target:  Students will know how to make a wet mount slide.

B.P.   What does this overhead show?  What is the deal with the 45 degree angle?

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target:  Students will be able to describe the class expectations for the quality of drawings required for microscope labs.

B.P.   How far do you think you can throw an eight to ten pound pumpkin?

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target:  Students will be able to describe the process of diffusion in cells.

B.P.   Read and Do 1 and 2 on the overhead.
L3

Daily Target/Brain Primer:Target:  Students will be able to name some of the chemical compounds found in cells.

B.P.   A. Explain what is happening on the overhead.
         B. Explain the difference between potato rock and potato flop.

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target:  Students will be able to explain what an atom is and what parts make it up.

B.P.   Write down the names of the covered organelles on the overhead.


October 21 - October 25

Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Classwork: Check 3-1
Go over lab practical results.  Tim and Moby, "Cells".
Finish organization of cells if needed.  Start cell parts and functions notes, ISN pgs. 114 - 116.
Classwork:Turn in Essays!!
Go over lab practical results 
 
Read and Do 3-2. due Friday. Keep perfecting your experiment project.  Final write up is due Friday 10/25.
Finish putting cell parts and definitions in your ISN (copy from this link) (do not print out and glue in)
Find a B&W picture from a newspaper and 1 from a magazine and find a color picture from a newspaper and a magazine.  Bring in on Thursday.
Classwork:Finish Cell parts/functions notes (add little pictures).  Microscope Notes.
Using a Microscope
Cell Sheet I and II.(due Monday)
Classwork:Microscope parts Quiz!
Introduction to Scopes Lab.
Set up Introduction to Microscopes lab drawings and questions in ISN.  (Use 3 pages and copy set up from pdf images, see link above)
Classwork:Check 3-2
Turn in Science Experiment Projects.  Sing the Cell Rap Song. (save for later)
Start the Scopes Lab.  Work on Cell Sheet I and II, due Monday.

Homework:Life w/o the scientific method essay, due 10/22 Homework:3-2, due Friday
Homework:Find a B&W picture from a newspaper and 1 from a magazine and find a color picture from a newspaper and a magazine.  Bring in on Thursday.
Cell sheet I and II (due Monday)
Homework:Cell Sheet I and II.(due Monday)
Read and Do 3-2. due Friday.
 Keep perfecting your experiment project.  Final write up is due Friday 10/25.
Cell sheet I and II (due Monday)
Homework:Cell sheet I and II (due Monday)
Underline cell parts and functions in the Cell Theory Rap Song, due Tuesday.

Read and Do 3-3 , due Tuesday.
Daily Target/Brain Primer:Target: Students will know that cells contain organelles ( parts that make them work )

B.P.   Take the Tim and Moby cells quiz.  How did you do?  (out of 10)

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target: Students will be able to describe some facts about cells

B.P. What is the job of the nucleus?

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target:  Students will be able to describe some facts about cells.

 *B.P.   What is the job of the cell      membrane?

Daily Target/Brain Primer:Target:  Students will be able to describe some facts about cells.

B.P.   What does this overhead show?
 (first look)

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target:  Students will be able to describe some facts about cells.

B.P.   What is the difference between a microscope and a telescope? 


October 14 - October 18

Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Classwork:Check Bubble Gum Blues
Project Alert Lesson One
Classwork: Metric Test
Classwork:Lab Practical Test
Classwork:Correct Metric Test
Explain the Eggsperiment
Start coloring cell parts sheets
Pass out text books
Classwork:
Organization of Cells notes ISN pg. 113.  Read 3-1 aloud in class.  Finish reading and answering ?'s in workbook for homework.
Homework:Study for Metric Test
Life w/o the scientific method essay, due 10/22
Homework:Study for Lab Practical test
Life w/o the scientific method essay, due 10/22
Homework:Life w/o the scientific method essay, due 10/22 Homework:Life w/o the scientific method essay, due 10/22 Homework:Finish 3-1 in book and workbook. Due Monday
Life w/o the scientific method essay, due 10/22
Daily Target/Brain Primer:Target:  Students will demonstrate mastery of the metric system by doing well on the metric test.

*B.P. Copy and fill in the metric chart on the overhead. 

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target:  Students will be able to calculate a ranking scale score for their product testing data.

B.P.  Look at the overhead.  Calculate the proper ranking scale score for the different brands of tires tested.

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target: Students will demonstrate the ability to design, conduct, analyze data and draw conclusions from an experiment.

B.P.  In a well written science experiment conclusion what should you be sure to include?

Daily Target/Brain Primer:Target:Students will be able to calculate a ranking scale score for their product testing data.
 

B.P.   B.P.  Look at the overhead.  Calculate the proper ranking scale score for the different brands of colas tested. 

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target:  Students will be able to describe what cells are.

B.P.   What is the largest single cell in the world today? 



October 7 - October 11 

Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Classwork:
Finish Metric Measuring Lab (Correct)
If you finish early work on Metric sheet III or start on the Bubble Gum Blues Re-write.
Mythbusters video clip?
Bubble Gum Blues lab Rewrite (fix it!)
Use this Answer template for the rewrite
Bubble Lab!!!
Classwork: Turn in Metric Sheet III
Bubble Lab - Must wear goggles!!
Classwork: Turn in Bubble Lab
Experiment Day I - Do one of the following:
     a)Work on your experiment
     b)Write up your experiment
     c) Be a test subject in someone else's experiment
    d) Work on Bubble Gum Blues re-write
Classwork: Experiment Day II
Explain the "Life without the scientific method essay" assignment. (Due on 10/18)

Great Article here on how science can help us overcome biases.
Classwork: Correct metric sheet III
 Experiment Day III (last day in class)
If done, work on Bubble Gum Blues lab re-write or ans. the ?'s that go with the Scientific Inquiry and Brine-Shrimp Eggs Sheet for x/c. (Ans. on a piece of binder paper)

Homework:Metric sheet III, due Tuesday.  Bubble Gum Blues lab rewrite due Monday
Homework:Bubble Gum Blues lab rewrite due Monday
Finish Bubble Lab (get averages from data and fill in conclusion)  Come in at lunch if you need more data.
Homework:Bubble Gum Blues lab rewrite due Monday Homework:Bubble Gum Blues lab rewrite due Monday
Click here to see some examples of product testing results from Consumer Reports Magazine
Life w/o the scientific method essay, due 10/22
Homework:Bubble Gum Blues lab rewrite due Monday (see last Monday for a copy)
Study for Metric Test Tuesday and Lab Practical Test on Wednesday!
Click here for a list of key vocabulary and important concepts to know for the Metric test and the Lab Practical Test
Life w/o the scientific method essay, due 10/22
Daily Target/Brain Primer:Target:Students will be able to describe how to use the water displacement method to find the volume of an irregularly shaped object.

*B.P.  The water level in a graduated cylinder started at 50 ml.  After a rock was dropped in,  it rose to 55 ml.  What is the volume of the rock?

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target:
Students will know how to design, conduct, and analyze data from an experiment.

B.P.  How does the “Fun Fly Stick” Work?

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target: Students will be able to put all the metric units in order and splash down a metric number line and use it to solve conversion problems.

B.P.  Convert 0.0085 kg       _________ hg

Daily Target/Brain Primer:Target:   Students will be able to explain how science has changed our lives in a cool essay.  (copy the prompt on the next slide. Essay due 10/19)

*B.P.  If a metal box has a mass of 50 g, and dimensions of 5 cm x 2 cm x 8 cm, what is the total mass of the box if it is filled with water?

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target:  Students will know all the elements to include in a well written science experiment report.

*B.P.   When conducting experiments on products, why is it important to remove or cover the product names before presenting them to your test subjects? 

September 30 - October 4  

Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Classwork:Finish Posing Questions. 

Bill Nye, "Do it Yourself Science"
Look for ideas for your experiment
Work on metric sheet II, due Tues.
Classwork:
Go over ans. to Posing Questions
 Go over Metric Sheet II.
 Set up the 'Copter Lab.
Finish Bill  Nye, "Do it Yourself . . ."
Classwork:Start the Copter Lab. 
Demonstrate the water displacement technique for finding volume. (Today or Tomorrow just before lab)
Classwork:Science Article Analysis is Due!
Start the metric measuring lab
Hand out the metric practice test (sheet III)
Classwork:Turn in 'Copter Lab
Ex. Project Progress and information check sheet due.
  Cont. the metric measuring lab
Homework: Article Analysis, due 10/3
Ex. Progress Check, due 10/4
(be sure to include evidence of gathering information)
Metric sheet II , due Tues.
Posing Questions due Tuesday as well
Homework: Article Analysis, due 10/3
Ex. Progress Check, due 10/4
(be sure to include evidence of gathering information)
Homework: Article Analysis, due 10/3
Ex. Progress Check, due 10/4
(be sure to include evidence of gathering information)
Homework:Copter Lab Due Fri.
Ex. Progress Check, due 10/4
(be sure to include evidence of gathering information)Have your Science Experiment Idea ready to turn in on Friday.
click here for a copy
metric review sheet III (metric practice test), due Tuesday
Sheet III side a
Sheet III side b
Homework:metric review sheet III (metric practice test), due Tuesday
Daily Target/Brain Primer:Target: Students will be able to describe where they can look to find ideas for science experiments.

B.P.: Do the problems on the overhead.

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target: Students will be able to use a metric ruler to make a metric copter.

B.P.: Write a purpose and hypothesis for the sow bug experiment. (see overhead)

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target: Students will improve their technique in posing questions to be answered experimentally.

B.P. : Read the overhead.  Why is procedure B better than procedure A?

Daily Target/Brain Primer: Target:  Students will be able to describe at least 2 tips they can use for posing scientific questions.

B.P.  Which of the questions below is a scientific question and which is not? Explain.
 A) Which type of apple tree grows       most quickly?
 B) Which type of apple tastes best? 

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target:  Students will know how to use a triple beam balance to calculate the mass of an object.

*B.P.  How much water will fit in a box that is 3cm x 4cm x 5cm?

September 23 - September 27

Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Classwork:Cont. w/ notes on the 10 criteria for what is science. 
Work on Bart Foldee?
Work on x/c work?
Look through class materials for ideas for your science experiment.
Watch Bill Nye?(no time today)

Classwork: Turn in x/c if you have it done.
Check/Correct the Bart Foldee
Check Bart Foldee.  
Scientific American Video clips.
(Put title of clip in ISN, add your conclusion, is it Sci. or pseudoscience?) ISN pg. 103
Record due dates for Article Analysis (due 10/3) Science Experiment Project (progress check due 10/4, Class time for lab work will be 10/9-10/11, Project due 10/25)
Classwork:    Start our study of the Metric System!  a) Snake story
 b)show 2nd 1/2 of Sci. Method and metric measuring video
c)Add Notes to ISN pgs. 104 - 106
d) Do Metric Worksheet #1, due Fri.

Classwork:Tim and Moby, "Metric System"
Finish metric video
Finish metric notes
Posing Questions Activity put in ISN pgs. 107-108. (just started)

Look at materials in class to help you come up with an idea for your experiment. (did not get to)

Work on your metric worksheet
Classwork:Another Sci. vs. Psedosci story
Check / Correct Metric worksheet #1. 
Work on Posing Questions Activity.
(ISN pages 107-108)
Start Metric Sheet II if you have time
Look for ideas for your experiment
Homework:Start looking for a Science Article to analyze.
Use the following to help with your Science Article Analysis Assignment
Copy of Sci. Art. Analy. Directions
Copy of the 10 Criteria
Copy of the possible Categories
Copy of an example of an article and a  finished analysis.
Link to sites with Articles online
Homework:
Find a good science article and start analyzing it!! (due 10/3)
Start getting an idea for your science experiment, if you have an idea, start collecting information on it and filling in your  Experiment Project progress check sheet. (due 10/4)
Homework:Metric Worksheet #1 , due FRI.
Finish metric sheet I,
Article Analysis, due 10/3
Ex. Progress Check, due 10/4
Homework:Metric sheet 1 due Fri.
Article Analysis, due 10/3
Ex. Progress Check, due 10/4
(be sure to include evidence of gathering information)
Homework: Article Analysis, due 10/3
Ex. Progress Check, due 10/4
Metric Sheet II due Tuesday.
Daily Target/Brain Primer:Target:  Students will be able to explain why it is important to be able to tell science from pseudoscience.

B.P. : Try the online card trick.  How do you think it works?

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target:  Students will be able to apply the ten criteria to help determine whether a claim is scientific or not.

B.P. -  Listen to the Science story.  What category does it fall into? 
Science-  correct
Science- mistaken
Science- new frontier
Pseudoscience
Subject beyond the realm of science

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target:  Students will be able to name the 3 basic types of measurement units used in the metric system.

B.P. -  What are the 3 basic types of measurement units used in the metric system? (for mass, length, and fluid volume?)

Daily Target/Brain Primer:Target: Students will use a mnemonic to memorize the order of the prefixes of the metric system.

B.P. – What was the “moral” of the little snake story?  (as it relates to the metric system)

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target: Students will be able to put the prefixes of the metric system in order. 

B.P. –  Observe the hypothesis generator.  Why was your second hypothesis better than your first one?

September 16 - September 20  

Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Classwork:Finish Sci. vs. Pseudosci. notes.
Do Venn diagram comparing Sci. and Pseudosci in ISN pg. 101. Due Wednesday.
 
Bill Nye video, "Pseudoscience" (did not get to)
Classwork:Bill Nye video, "Pseudoscience"
Work on Kitchen experiment write-ups.
Work on Venn Diagram.
Classwork:Check Venn Diagram.
Introduction to the Science Experiment Project.  Project check sheet is due Oct. 4th and Final Project will be due Oct. 25th.
Click here for a copy of the Experiment Project
 Bart Foldee Assignment Intro.Put in ISN pg. 102.  (Due Tuesday)Another Chance! To Read Article on Superstition and Science, Ans. ?'s on binder paper (good for 10pts x/c) (see links to article and ?'s on 9/4)
Classwork:History of science and Scientific Method Quiz. Check Kitchen Experiment write ups during test.
Intro. to Sci. Article Analysis Assignment,(due 10/3) go over 1/2 of the 10 criteria.  Work on Bart Foldee if time.
Classwork:Cont. with the 10 criteria for what is science. Watch Bill Nye, "Do It Yourself Science".
Cont. on Bart Foldee.
Watch the Bike Experiment ppt. as an example for how to do your experiment at home.
Bike Experiment ppt. example.
Homework:Kitchen experiment write ups ISN pgs. 95-99. Due 9/19.  Review for History of Science and Scientific Method Test this week.(Thursday)  Use "What to Study" list to help.
Homework:
Venn diagram due tomorrow.
Kitchen experiment write ups ISN pgs. 95-99. Due 9/19.
Review the Process of Scientific Inquiry using the online active art activity.  type in web code: cgp-6012 (Print a screen shot of the completed activity and self-test  for x/c)  (due Tuesday 9/24)
Go to Prentice Hall
Science and Superstition article w/ questions re-opened for x/c.  See hw on 9/4 for links
Homework:Kitchen experiment write ups ISN pgs. 95-99. Due 9/19.
Review for History of Science and Scientific Method Test , test Thurs.
 the parameters of Bart's experiment.

Bart Foldee set up
Bart Foldee directions
Review the parameters of an experiment
Homework:Bart Foldee, due Tuesday
x/c options, (sci. and pseudosci article w/ ?'s and the active art) due Tuesday.
Start looking for a Science Article to analyze.
Homework:Bart Foldee, due Tuesday
 and x/c options.
Start looking for a Science Article to analyze.
Daily Target/Brain Primer:Target:  Students will be able to describe the characteristics of scientific knowledge that set it apart from other types of knowledge.

B.P. -  Do the “Parts of an experiment” quiz on the overhead.

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target: Students will know where to look to get ideas for their science experiment  projects

B.P. -  Write title, purpose, hypothesis, independent variable, dependent variable, constants and control for the experiment on the overhead. 

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target:  Students will know to review History of Science notes and the Scientific Method for quiz on Thursday

*B.P. -  a) When did people first start farming? b) Bullet out the steps of the Sci. Method c) What is the difference between the manipulated (independent) variable and the responding (dependent) variable?

Daily Target/Brain Primer:Target:   Students will know how to apply the 10 criteria for determining if a topic is scientific or not.

*B.P. -  In an experiment, what does the term “trials” refer to?

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target:  Students will be able to describe how to ask good scientific questions.

BP:  Read the overhead on posing questions. 
1. Why is question 1 better than question 2?
2. What kinds of questions can be answered in a single investigation?
3. Fill in the 2nd overhead (a,b,c and d) for either question 1 or question 5.

September 9 - September 13

Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Classwork:Cont./Finish Lab, then, go over the results of the red drop/green drop lab.
Read , "Science Never Tasted So Sweet". 

Page 1      Page 2 
Page 3
Kitchen Experiment Directions
50 Kitchen Experiments
Classwork:Check and Go Over Red Drop/Green Drop Lab.
Start/Cont. w/ "Science Never Tasted So Sweet". 
Add a few more new vocab. words to list.   Do notes on parts of an experiment. ISN 92-94.   Do the Kitchen experiment write ups in  ISN pgs. 95-99
Copy of notes on parts of an experiment
Copy of notes on how to write a hypothesis
Classwork:Space Bugs Demo.
More vocabulary set two. Finish notes/examples.  Start Kitchen Experiment write-ups. Due Next Thursday.
Sample kitchen ex. write-up
Great review of science terms and process
Great review for the parameters of an experiment
Classwork:Something's Fishy Activity.
Work on Kitchen Experiment Write-Ups.
Due 9/19.
Copy of the Something's Fishy Activity
Classwork:Check/Go over Something's Fishy activity. (did yesterday)  Kites video from Dragonfly T.V.
Link to Dragonfly T.V.
 Science vs. Pseudoscience powerpoint notes.  Take notes using 2 columns in ISN pg. 100

Quiz next Thursday on History of Science and Scientific Method.

Homework:None
Key for the Superstition or Science x/c article.
Homework:None Homework:Kitchen experiment write ups ISN pgs. 95-99. Due 9/19.
Homework:Finish Something's Fishy if not done in class, due tomorrow. (finished in class)
Something's Fishy Key  
Kitchen experiment write ups ISN pgs. 95-99. Due 9/19.
Homework:Kitchen experiment write ups ISN pgs. 95-99. Due 9/19.
Daily Target/Brain Primer:Target:  Students will be able to explain the property of water called surface tension.

B.P. -  How is it possible that this metal paper clip can float on top of the water?

Daily Target/Brain  Primer::Target:  Students will know how to properly format a science experiment write – up.

B.P. – What is Occam’s Razor?

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target:  Students will be able to explain the difference between a scientific theory and a scientific law.

*B.P. -  What is the purpose of a control in an experiment?  Give an example.

Daily Target/Brain Primer:Target:  Students will be able to explain the difference between science and pseudoscience.

B.P. -  Look at the overheads.  Which do you think are real science and which are pseudoscience?

Example of real science: Dragonfly TV (save for tomorrow)

Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target:  Students will know how to use a Venn diagram to compare two concepts.

B.P. -  Look at the overhead.  Pick one of the questions and make a hypothesis for it.  Also, what is wrong with the contest?  How is it not fair?

September 2 - September 6 

Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Classwork:Labor Day!
Classwork: Check/go over the History of Science Notes. Read in old "Orange book" about the scientific method.  Answer questions in ISN pgs. 87-89. (Due next Thursday) Work on the Scientific Method Study Guide.
Classwork:Magic Squares Demo.
Go over part of the History of Sci. Notes
  Cont. w/ Study Guide (finish for hw if needed)
Work on "Superstition or Science?" ans. ?'s 1-10 for x/c on binder paper. (due Monday)
Article on Superstition vs. Science
Questions to ans. for the Superstition vs. science article.
Do the Pyramid of Cups Challenge (if time)
Classwork: Check/Correct Study Guide
Answers to Study Guide Page 1  Page 2
Watch video on Sci. Method and Metric System.  (at least 1/2 of it) ans. ?'s in ISN.
pg. 90 (Go over answers)

Sci. Method Video ?'s
Add more Vocabulary words to our list
(no time)
Answers to Video?s

Classwork:x/c if you have signed up for success tracker! (More time added due to sketchy web site)
Finish Ans. to Study Guide.  Finish going over History of Sci. Notes

Red Drop/Green Drop Lab
Do the Red Drop / Green Drop Lab , answer in your ISN pg. 91   (see directions on white board for set up) (Barely started)

Homework: Homework: Check your answers for last Friday's workbook work (click here for key) Homework:Study Vocabulary words
Finish the Sci. Method Study Guide ?'s if not done in class.  See links from 8/28 for text and questions.
Homework:Do the "Superstition vs. Science" ?'s good for 10 pts. x/c.
Homework:keep working on x/c ?'s, due Tuesday.
Daily Target/Brain Primer: Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target:
Students will be able to explain what a variable is.
Brain Primer : Imagine an experiment to test whether adding a tail helps a kite fly better.  What is the experimental variable in this experiment?  What are some other variables that could effect this experiment?
Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target: Students will be able to explain what a hypothesis is.
Brain Primer: Observe Mr. Cossey's hands under the meter stick.  Try as he might he can not move both hands at the same time.  Write a hypothesis for how Mr. Cossey could move both hands at the same time.  Get a meter stick and test your hypothesis.  Record results.
Daily Target/Brain Primer::Target:  Students will be able to explain the importance of avoiding contamination in the laboratory.

B.P. -  Write down a hypothesis for how you think the “magic squares” demonstration worked.


Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target:  Students will know and understand the importance of Laguna’s Lancer Code of Rights

B.P. -  Study the transparency on the overhead.  Explain what it is showing.


August 26 - August 30

Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Classwork:Finish Sci. Trek (class rules)   Give out lab #'s.  Copy a few important vocabulary words.  Take a quick tour of Cossey's web  stuff.  Start the practice lab if time.
Classwork: Write in some vocabulary words to your  ISN.  Hand out workbooks.  Put name on inside cover. Read pg. 11.  Do workbook problems #'d 1 - 18 on pgs. 13-15. Due Friday.
Start the practice lab.
Start Scientific Method Study Guide if time
Classwork:. Demo how to sign up for success tracker - 5 pts x/c for everyone signed up by 9/7.
Cont. with practice lab.  Read in old "Orange book" about the scientific method.  Answer questions in ISN pgs. 87-89. (Due next Wednesday)
Classwork:Check for x/c signatures.
Class Rules Quiz!

Finish  practice lab. Handout the History of Science notes. Read over the notes and highlight or underline the parts you think are the most important - due Tuesday

Classwork:Go over answers to practice lab Read in old "Orange book" about the scientific method.  Answer questions in ISN pgs. 87-89. (Due next Wednesday)
Check Workbooks.

Work on Notes if you have extra time.
Do the History of Science  Game if  time.
Homework:Be ready for rules quiz on Thursday.
Homework:Be ready for rules quiz on Thursday.  Workbook Problems due on Friday.Do Workbook Work = Read page 11, Do problem #'s 1-18 on pgs. 13-15. Due Friday Homework:Be ready for rules quiz on Thursday.
Workbook Problems due on Friday.
Study guide text and ?'s below.  (From Orange Book) Use to finish for due date on 9/5.
Scientific Method page 14
Scientific Method page 15
Scientific Method page 16
Scientific Method page 17 
Scientific Method page 18
Scientific Method Questions
Homework: Workbook Problems due on Friday.  History of Science Notes due Tuesday.
Use links for Scientific Method info. and questions (see HW Wednesday) to work on study guide if you like - due Thursday

Homework: History of Science Notes due Tuesday.
Use links for Scientific Method info. and questions (see HW Wednesday) to work on study guide if you like - due Thursday!
Daily Target/Brain Primer:Daily Target/Brain Primer:Target   :  Students will learn some of the rules for science class  (same as before)
Brain Primer:
Which of the explanations for the rope in the bottle trick do you like the best? Why?
Make a rope in the bottle trick yourself- due by 9/13
Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target: Students will understand that illusions can effect how we perceive reality.
Brain Primer: Look at the overhead.  Which rectangle is larger?  What do you think makes one look bigger than the other?  (Why does the moon look bigger when near the horizon?)
Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target
Students will know their lab#
Brain Primer:
What area of science do the 7th grade state science standards cover?
Daily Target/Brain Primer::Target: Students will be able to describe the steps of the scientific method.
Brain Primer:
Study the map. Would you say it is drawn correctly or incorrectly?
Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target
Similar to yesterday.(Students will know at least two important parts of the scientific method)
Brain Primer:
Watch Tim & Moby, take the quiz
Score x/10
August 19 - August 23
Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Classwork:Teacher in Service Classwork: Teacher in Service Classwork:Teacher in Service Classwork:  Number pages in your Interactive Science Notebook. (ISN)  Answer questions on the student questionaire. Classwork:See more optical illusions. Begin going over class rules and expectations. 
Homework: Homework: Homework: Homework:Finish the questionaire , due Friday.
Read the Notebook Scoring Rubric
Click here to see the Notebook Scoring Rubric
Homework:none
Daily Target/Brain Primer: Daily Target/Brain  Primer: Daily Target/Brain  Primer: Daily Target/Brain Primer:None Daily Target/Brain  Primer:Target
Students will learn some of the rules for science class
Brain Primer :
Observe the picture on the next slide-write down what you can see (can be more than one thing).